Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea, talks about his interest in the whaleship Essex and the history of whaling on Nantucket. Hear more about Philbrick's historical interests and other works he has written.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
President Theodore Roosevelt was caught in the middle of the first major battle for wilderness preservation in Yosemite National Park.
The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.